By Kylie of Kidgredients
One of the things I always saw as a teacher was the effect that lunch could have on afternoon learning, because yes, learning still takes place in the afternoon. Don’t get me wrong, it can have a positive or negative effect. Lots of parents (myself included) pack a healthy lunch, but we often forget that the key factor for determining a kids afternoon teachability can often be protein. So I’ve put together this list of 10 simple protein hits for the lunchbox to help you out.
Why protein? Where carbs give an instant energy hit and so do sugars, it is protein that is going to keep them going to the last bell. Proteins are in the simplest form our brain food. We want those little brains ticking until the bell, so we need to supply them with the best protein we can in the lunchbox.
Don’t think immediately that you need to pack steaks in the lunchbox, this list might surprise you!
They include, chicken nuggets, chia seeds, yoghurt and eggs in ways you may not have considered… (For the full list and link to recipes go to the Kidgredients website here).